Absolute Truth vs. LGBTQ ‘My Truths’: Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Outrageous ‘Gay’ Claim and the Culture War

Embracing the "Gay" and Slandering God -- Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook said he was "proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."

Embracing the “Gay” Lie and slandering God in the process: Apple CEO Tim Cook writes that he is “proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.” Cook was repeating a gay theology falsehood, labeled as “Satan’s Talking Points” by AFTAH. Homosexual activists have worked to switched the societal stigma from people practicing the sin of homosexuality to the people opposing it. Cook is giving heavily to an HRC project to promote homosexuality in the South.

“I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line.” — Isaiah 28:17

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8

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By Peter LaBarbera; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

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Dear AFTAH Supporter,

I hope you had a blessed Christmas Day.  Happy New Year!  This is the season to dwell on Absolute Truth, lest we reduce “the holidays”—happy or otherwise–to mere sentimentality.  Divine Truth.  We profess it, but do we actually believe in it?  The namesake of Christmas—Jesus Christ–is the most important Absolute Truth anyone can ever know: God becoming man, to solve man’s sin problem.  [“He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.”—1 John 2:2]

The explosion of sexual sin in Western cultures–especially one like ours with a magnificent Christian heritage that still professes to be “under God”–is ultimately a manifestation of losing the Truth of Jesus.  Let’s face it: many or even most Americans—secular or professing “Christians”–think they’re “smarter than God” when it comes to sex (and other issues), and the result is a society is awash in sin and its consequences: fornication, broken homes, divorce, abortion, widespread STDs and, yes, homosexualism and extreme gender rebellion.

All sins dishonor God, but there’s something especially deplorable and significant about the spread of homosexuality and related perversions in a civilization.  Someone smart once said something to the effect that if homosexual sodomy—what Noah Webster in 1828 defined as “a crime against nature”–is OK, then nothing is wrong.  The court-imposed spread of sodomy-based “marriage” is a cultural act of defiance for which America will be judged—or perhaps is already being judged–as a nation. [Read the AFTAH article, “Gay Marriage and Distant Consequences.”]

Following and obeying Jesus is the key to righteousness.  I find this reality to be evident in my own life: the more I stray from the Savior, the less virtuous, the less “godly,” I become.  The closer I get to Jesus through the Scriptures, the Word of God, the more righteous I become.  So it is with nations.

Changing the standard of right and wrong

All people sin.  But most of us lack the audacity and hubris to attempt to change the transcendent, eternal standard of Right and Wrong, even as we fall short, sometimes woefully short, of God’s righteous demands.

But the earthly “enemies” against which AFTAH contends are all about changing the Truth standard–in a desperate quest to rationalize their sin.  They want to change God’s plumb line of righteousness, based on the authority of, well, their feelings.  “LGBTQueer” forces–fueled by seemingly endless financial resources–work day and night to change the standard, but the standard does not change.  The standard cannot change.

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Jesus does not change, but He radically changes people: watch this wonderful YouTube testimony by my friend and former “gay” Stephen Black, who spoke at AFTAH’s banquet this year.

Stephen’s life was radically transformed by following the true Standard, Christ Jesus–“the Way, the Truth and the Life.”  As the perfect Exemplar of love, forgiveness, righteousness and compassion, only Jesus could say with authority: “No one comes to the Father but through me.” (John 14:6)

And so, like Herod in days of old, the forces of darkness today must come against Jesus.  Of course they do it in the noble-sounding name of “equality.”  To achieve “success,” homosexual-bisexual-transgender activists must redefine much of what is good–love, family, and marriage.  Similarly, they are driven to assign new, perverse interpretations to that which is bad–hate, sin, and pride–to ease their guilty consciences.  [Read about the “gay” lobby HRC’s wicked demonization of AFTAH as an alleged “Exporter of Hate” and this writer HERE.]

Indeed, pro-homosexuality ac tivists are forced to recast God as the “Rewarder of Vice”—the “Provider of Perversion,” as it were–and to re-imagine sin as a “gift” from the Creator.  They cleverly switch the stigma from the people practicing sin to the people opposing the sin—then they smear men and women of faith as “haters,” “bigots” and “homophobes,” filled with irrational fears.

No apostasy, no heresy, no blasphemy is too outlandish for the Sin Lobby that calls itself “Gay” to pursue in its never-ending quest to dispose of appropriate guilt–the very guilt that should drive proud homosexuals and gender rebels to the cross of Jesus Christ for forgiveness.

Tim Cook’s awful slander against God

And so along comes Tim Cook, the celebrated CEO of Apple Inc, with the revelation that he has embraced homosexual desires and behavior.  Writes Cook:

“I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.”

This new slander and blasphemy against the Creator is so insidious and upside-down evil [Isaiah 5:20] that whole books could be written about it.  Suffice it to say that Cook was so determined to extol “his truth” and rationalize his sinful lifestyle that he maligned the character of the Author of Truth itself.

Pray for Mr. Cook, that he repents of his pride and turns away from sin to embrace The Truth, Christ Jesus; otherwise he will spend eternity without Him in a place called Hell.

Sin as a gift from God?

Actually, Cook was merely repeating a “gay theology” falsehood mouthed by others who share his predicament of trying to rationalize their homo-sexual sin before a holy God.  I labeled it as “Satan’s Talking Points” back in 2007 when religious homosexual activist Harry Knox came out with his “Gay Godly Gift” heresy.  At the time, Knox was “Director of the Religion and Faith Program” at the homosexual-transgender lobby Human Rights Campaign (yes, that HRC, the one co-founded by alleged predator Terry Bean).  Debating now-AFTAH Board Member and Barbwire.com founder Matt Barber on MSNBC, Knox proclaimed:

“What’s clear from our experience and from science is that being gay or lesbian is an immutable, unchangeable gift from God, one for which I am very grateful. And it would fly in the face of my respect for God to give that gift back. It would simply be unethical and hurtful to our relationship with the Creator to give back gifts that God has given us….”

If you are not filled with righteous anger or sorrow reading that quotation, drop everything and get back into the Bible!  Make a plan for reading through it in 2015.

Here’s the Gospel response to Knox’s and Cook’s “abomination-to-gift” Big Lie: Men are fallen.  They sin.  They need a Savior because God, who is holy, demands perfection.  God sent His Son Jesus to die for men’s sins, offering the “free gift” of salvation and complete forgiveness to those who believe and trust in Him.

Contrast that with Cook’s and Knox’s inverted “Gay Gospel” (note the focus on Self).  This is my translation of their GaySpeak:

Homosexuality is part of “who I am.”  My same-sex desires come naturally to me—they are not my fault, and in fact I was probably born this way.  Thus they are either: a) bereft of spiritual and moral significance; or b) [the more grandiose Homosexual Lie] something to thank God for.  A just and fair God would not force me to deny myself the way He made me to follow Him.

Thus, both Knox and Cook, in ostensibly “thanking” God for their homosexuality (sin), are effectively blaming Him for it.  In real Christianity, we thank and praise God for helping us overcome sin through Jesus.

Note a caveat here: there are people who consider themselves “gay Christians”—i.e., they embrace, to varying degrees, a positive, inherent “identity” based on aberrant sexual desires—but they simultaneously believe that practicing homosexual sex or entering into a homoerotic “gay relationship” is proscribed by Scripture, and so they abstain.  My problem with these folks is: why would you acknowledge any kind of “identity” based in sin?  We don’t do that for porn-users or fornicators—thus it fails my Sexual Sin Substitution Test.  However, it is important to understand that there are serious debates within the “gay Christian” movement.  [See this Gay Christian Network website.]

A few weeks after Cook made his theologically outrageous “gay” announcement to the delight of media and homosexual activists alike, he reportedly made a huge gift to HRC’s “Project One America”—“a comprehensive, multi-year campaign to dramatically expand LGBT equality [read: acceptance of homosexuality and gender rebellion] in the South through permanent campaigns in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas.”

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AFTAH Is Hated and Targeted by Powerful, Well-funded “Gay” Groups like HRC Because We Boldly Expose their Lies:  We are David and the well-funded “Gay” Lobby is Goliath. Support AFTAH today with a year-end gift of $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $50 or whatever you can give! Give online [safe credit-card form HERE] or send a check to: AFTAH, PO Box 5522, Naperville, IL 60567-5522. All gifts postmarked by or made online midnight Dec. 31 are tax-deductible for your 2014 taxes.

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Without Truth: Social Chaos

Slate magazine features a sympathetic photo-story about a “gender non-conforming camp for boys” like this one, who are encouraged by adults to wear dresses like girls. The liberal media are now in the process of mainstreaming extreme gender confusion.

Pushing Gender Confusion on Kids: A 2013 Slate magazine story featured a sympathetic photo-story about a “gender non-conforming camp for boys” like this one, who are encouraged by adults to wear dresses like girls. The liberal media are now in the process of mainstreaming and celebrating extreme gender confusion. Photo: Lindsay Morris, Slate.

Without Truth, anything goes.  The Homosexual-Transgender Revolution spawns an endless array of perversions demanding “rights” and “equality”: today’s “transgender’ activists rebel against even their own God-given bodies, claiming and “creating” their own “gender identity” in a rebellious repudiation of biology: [“Jesus said: …But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’” (Mark 10:5-7)]

For centuries, parents, doctors, nurses and midwifes have exclaimed at the glorious moment when a baby enters the outside world (or these days, after a sonogram): “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!”  (Or, in the case of my wife’s sonogram during her last pregnancy: “We’re having boy-girl twins!”)  But now, “transgender” ideologues would have us believe that the “gender” of boy or girl is merely something “assigned” by doctors at birth, with no relation to biological sex organs.  “Gender,” they insist, is subjective and socially constructed, and so the number of “gender identities”—genderqueers, transmen, pangenders, etc.—continues to climb.

Without Absolute Truth—that is, without God–everything becomes relative and subjective, and society devolves into a chaotic world of competing “my truths” fueled by selfish desires.  History shows that mankind will descend to the most deplorable depths imaginable once God has been cast aside.  In our more than 20 years of operating, AFTAH has reported on some incredible “gay” events and realities—e.g., the rationalization of man-boy sex and the public celebration of heinous perversions–that attest to the old adage, “Truth is stranger than fiction.”

Through it all, some homosexuals, lesbians and transgenders find true liberty in Christ, or rather He finds them, and the spiritual miracle of regenerated life begins [see 2 Corinthians 5].  I call testimonials of such successful EX-gays “The Greatest Story Never Told,” because the liberal media and “progressive”-dominated pop culture refuse to fairly report on them, for the most part.

Truth must be censored

Speaking of censorship, the LGBTQueer Lobby must also destroy or at least restrict freedom because a movement demanding acceptance of a sin cannot abide Truth. This is why I was on trial in Canada and why twice this year I had to endure hours of questions merely to enter a country that claims to be free.  My alleged “crime” and that of my Canadian ally, Bill Whatcott?  Holding a small, peaceful rally in defense of unborn life and biblical sexual morality at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan.

Thankfully, on December 22,just in time for Christmas, a Canadian judge ruled in our favor, finding us not guilty of criminal “mischief” and asserting that we had a right to press our moral views at a public university.  It was my honor to stand for Truth and genuine liberty with my Canadian friend. [Read about our court victory HERE and read the actual judge’s decision HERE.]

Our responsibility: tell the Truth

The other day, in a moment of frustration, I said to one of my heroes and mentors, my former boss Bob Knight, that I don’t know what to do regarding the ever-metastasizing homosexual-transgender-“queer” revolution.  Bob answered calmly, “We keep on telling the truth. That’s all we can do.”

Bob is right.  That is the essence of our work at Americans For Truth: to boldly defend biblical, practical and reasoned inconvenient truths and common sense regarding homosexuality and gender rebellion.  And to bring to light politically incorrect facts that society’s pro-“gay” and pro-“trans” cheerleaders—otherwise known as the media–usually ignore.

Thank you for supporting AFTAH.  It is through the gifts of people like you that we can go on fighting for what is right in our increasingly profane, post-Christian culture.  May God bless you with a wonderfully productive 2015 and a Happy New Year!

Sincerely, in the name of

The Way,
The Truth,
And the Life, Jesus Christ,

Peter LaBarbera

President

Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH.org)

PS. I would appreciate it greatly if you could make the largest year-end gift possible to AFTAH.  Your generous gifts help us stay in this crucial battle against Big Homosexuality and now Big Transsexuality, with their many lies.  Thank you!

PPS. Thanks to all of you who have been praying for me and shown your concern for my skin cancer issue.  I am in very competent hands, thank God.

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Be a Truth Defender!  Make a Year-End Gift to AFTAH:   We are David and the well-funded “Gay” Lobby is Goliath. Support AFTAH today with a year-end gift of $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $50 or whatever you can give! Give online [safe credit-card form HERE] or send a check to: AFTAH, PO Box 5522, Naperville, IL 60567-5522. All gifts postmarked by or made online midnight Dec. 31 are tax-deductible for your 2014 taxes.

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